Making your own clothing comes with quite a few perks. Your outfits will be unique, less expensive, and have more sentimental value than if you were to buy them at the department store that everyone shops at. If you are the type of person who scours fabric stores for amazing prints, patterns and textures, look no further. Here is a list of local fabric stores that contain a plethora of fabrics to create your next sewing extravaganza.

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Hi-Fashion Fabrics
4106 Franklin Blvd.
Sacramento, CA 95820
(916) 451-5648

Hi-Fashion Fabrics is a Sacramento favorite. Here you can find silk, wool, velvet, lace and many more types of cloth and fabric. The store also has a tailor who can help you figure out details that will work with any sewing projects you’d like to create. Hi-Fashion carries adornments to complete any apparel you’re working on. Be sure to browse through the vast collection of buttons, trims and rhinestones while you’re here.

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World Class Textile
4701 Franklin Blvd.
Sacramento, CA 95820
(916) 455-4040

World Class Textile is a popular spot for crafters on a budget. The yardage prices are very reasonable, usually running between $3 and $10, and you can choose among a great variety of fabrics. Buying in bulk will score you an even better deal, so if you’re making costumes for your daughter’s ballet recital, this is the place to get lots of material. The store is set up like a bazaar, so you’ll have a blast scavenging through the rows for the cloth that suits you perfectly.

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Quilters’ Corner
9792 B Business Park Drive
Sacramento, CA 95827
(916) 366-6136

Quilters’ Corner is the perfect place to find quilting necessities, take quilting classes, and find fabric to personalize a quilt. Quilting squares often tell a story or are specific to the intended owner, so this shop is a great place to find exactly what you want. The store is constantly coming out with new patterns, and the staff is more than happy to help guide you to fabric that will suit your style.

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Runs with Scissors Quilt Shop
7130 Auburn Blvd.
Citrus Heights, CA 95610
(916) 722-2500

Runs with Scissors is a modern quilting boutique that offers quilting classes, popular fabric lines and AccuCut machines for rent. AccuCut machines use templates to cut patterns out of fabric, so they can turn a plain yard material into animals, geometric shapes, or anything you wish. The store often features customer quilts and displays that you can turn to as examples. Runs with Scissors also gives you cool incentives to shop––you get a birthday discount, frequent buyer records, and extra discounts if you take a class.

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Meissner’s Sewing and Vacuum Center
2417 Cormorant Way
Sacramento, CA 95815
(916) 920-2121

Meissner’s Sewing Center dabbles in a little bit of everything; the store teaches classes and sells vacuums, furniture and fabric. With three locations in Sacramento, Rocklin, and Folsom, this local favorite is a success. The classes are equally helpful for beginners and experts, and the array of fabrics are breathtaking. If you have never sewn before, take some classes and you will soon be creating a full wardrobe of clothing. Many customers have appreciated the helpful customer service and the beautiful fabrics and embellishments this store has to offer.

Caitlin Gaustad is a freelance writer and a fourth year student pursuing a Managerial Economics major and Spanish minor at the University of California, Davis. You can usually find her with the latest copy of a fashion magazine, which she reads cover-to-cover, admiring the styling and design of each layout. Caitlin is excited to bring you coverage of Davis fashion and trends. Her work can be found at